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Mythical Creature Mermaids (Jalpari)

Mermaid (Jalpariya)

In, folklore, A mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many culture worldwide, including the near East, Europe, Asia and Africa. These are like fairies, and had magical and prophetic powers and loved music and often sang. Though very long-lived, they were mortal hand had no souls.

Mermaid (Jalpariya)
Mermaid (Jalpariya)

History

In ancient Assyria the goddess Atargatis transformed her into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. She was so sad she jumped into a lake to became a fish, but the waters would not let her beauty be hidden. Because of this, she took the form of mermaid. Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. The male equivalent of the mermaid is mermen.

Claims to their existence-

Mermaid (Jalpariya)
Mermaid (Jalpariya)


Some people claim to have seen dead or living mermaid from places such as Java and British Columbia.
There are two Canadian reports from the area of Vancouver and Victoria, BC, 1 from sometime between 1870 and 1890, the other from 1967.
In August 2009, the town of kiryat Yam in Israel offered a prize of $1000000 for anyone who could prove that mermaids existed of its coast, after dozens of people said they had seen a mermaid leaping out of the water like a dolphin and doing tricks in the air before returning back to where it had come from. The prize has not yet been awarded.

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Art and literature

One famous image was created by John William waterhouse, from 1895 to 1905, called a mermaid. It was an example of late British academy style art, but disappeared and was not found until the 1970s. It is again in the collection of the Royal academy.
The most famous in more recent centuries is Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Little Mermaid (1836), which has been translated into many languages.

Mermaid (Jalpariya)
Mermaid (Jalpariya)

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